So! (en) | Q2 2016 EU immigration to the UK

During the period June 2015-June 2016, net migration to the UK was (+)335.000 new citizens. In total, the country received 650.000 immigrants, 284.000 only from the EU. Particularly, during the first six months of 2016, the United Kingdom welcomed 15.000 new EU citizens.

The number of citizens from EU2 (Bulgaria and Romania) and EU14 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) grew. Specifically, in 5.000 and 8.000 people respectively. The amount of nationals from EU8 (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungry, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia), remained constant. A possible explanation for this can be that the number of immigrants and emigrants from these countries was virtually the same. 

As for June 2016, the UK had 70.000 citizens from EU2, 73.000 from EU8, and 138.000 from EU14.  



So! (en) | Merkel’s old spice

Do you remember, a bit more than a year ago, mama Merkel comforting a sobbing Palestinian girl on TV?

Do you remember, just a year ago, Merkel defending Germany’s open-doors refugee policy? and rejecting criticism over the same policy months later?

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